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Schuyler County History
Havana Glen


            Located a half mile south of Montour Falls off Rt. 14 is the beautiful Havana Glen. The Glen, taking its name from the original name of the village, Havana, extends over 40 acres of native wooded area. Of which you will find a large picnic area including such things as campgrounds, pavilions, playground, restrooms and parking are available. There is no entrance fee. There is also a 1/4 mile walking trail alongside the creek to Eagle Cliff Falls will be the highlight of your day!

Location-On McClure Creek, a Tributary of Catherine Creek which flows into Seneca Lake Inlet, near the town of Montour Falls in Schuyler County.

 Access - This waterfall is in Havana Glen Park and there is a good trail with iron and stone stairs leading into the glen and to the base of Eagle Cliff Falls.  Picnic and camping facilities are available in the park.

Driving time-One hour and 53 minutes, 83 miles

Hiking-This is an easy hike if you are comfortable with a climb of about five flights of stairs. It is less than 1/2 mile round trip from the base of the trail and you can easily do it in less than an hour. There are several small cascades and an unusual "cement mixer" waterfall on the hike up to the main waterfall.

Details-This is a pretty gully with lots of interesting erosion patterns in the rock ledges. You can hike right next to the creek and the walls are close and vertical. The 55 foot waterfall enters on the side of a round "room" with vertical walls. The walls are much higher than the crest of the waterfall since the creek has cut a slot through the rock leading into the glen. Two large stone pillars continue on up for more than 60 feet above the waterfall on either side of the opening. Bring your wide-angle lens for this one since you can't back too far away from the waterfall

*Havana Creek contains the largest watershed of any stream in this section of New York.

*Once a “Council Chamber” for the Native Americans. Later acquired by Shepard Niles in 1917 in an effort to preserve the historical grounds. Who later gave it to the Finger Lakes Park Commision who in turn gave it to the town of Montour.  

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